Ever wonder what happens to your email after you hit the “Send” button? If so, you’ll be fascinated by Google Green’s latest entry, which promises to “take a journey through Google’s data centers by following an email along its path.”
It has been quite the manic Monday around MacLife.com, with widespread rumors of new Macs swirling fast and furious throughout the internet. As always, we try to take them with a grain of salt -- and speaking of which, now is a good time to take a long, hard look at DigiTimes, a frequently cited source for said rumors. Read on and find out all about that and everything else making news for this Monday, May 14, 2012.
If you’re not a fan of Apple’s built-in Mail app, you’ve no doubt discovered Sparrow for iPhone, which just got a little better with version 1.2 on Monday -- and there’s some good news and bad news about push being added to the app as well.
Travel, travel, travel, it's what we're starting to think about now that summer is on our calendars. And just by sheer luck, there happen to be a lot of great travel related apps out there on sale this weekend. It's almost like the App Store is telling you to get out there and have some summer fun.
Taking your email signatures from blah to bling is a simple way to set your messages apart from others, and it can be especially important if you need branded emails for your business. If you’ve ever seen one of those fancy email signatures that have Facebook, Twitter, or other social networking links, then you know what we’re talking about. Try as you might, but you won’t find any option in OS X’s Mail app to create image and link-based signatures. Fortunately, you don’t need any special software to pull this trick off. Continue reading to learn how it’s done.
Many moons ago, I installed an iPhone app called TwitFire. All it did was send a tweet without showing me the Twitter timeline first, but it was surprisingly useful, enabling me to broadcast a single thought to the world without getting distracted by all the other messages. QuickMailer does the same thing for email on your Mac. The idea is that you use a keyboard shortcut or click a menu bar icon, bang out a quick email, optionally add an attachment, and then send it. Since you don’t have to open Mail itself, you can avoid getting bogged down replying to other emails that might cry out for your attention.
How many email addresses do you have? At the very least, most people have one for work, and another for home. Add in a "throwaway" address you use for shopping online, and another for your blog about puppies in Star Wars costumes and you're juggling four different inboxes. You could set all those accounts in Mail, but then you've got separate accounts to check, and separate folders to maintain for filing messages. Sparrow on your Mac and iPhone makes it easy to consolidate everything--and still maintain different addresses. Here's how.
Everyone's been noticing an uptick in their app updates now that the big new iPad Retina Display is here. While you were busy tapping over and over that yes, you were aware other browsers would let you view adult content, a bunch of other things were going on and we nabbed some of them jsut for you. Aren't we sweet?
Email clients have been mostly ignored in the App Store, but if one is going to stir things up, it's Sparrow. A mainstay on OS X, its polished, intuitive interface is tailor-made for multitouch – and as expected, it brings a lot of good things to iOS. Like the desktop client, Sparrow treats your inbox like a personal social network.
Siri was A Pretty Big Deal back in October when the iPhone 4S was announced, to a large degree because the update was otherwise cosmetically the same. But nearly six months later, a survey tries to determine if iPhone 4S owners are actually using the virtual assistant -- and the results are “sort of.”